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World's largest corn dolly measures over 65 feet

World's largest corn dolly measures over 65 feet
01-09-2014 09:30 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
World 2014 wheat and corn crops getting bigger
EU grains closed mostly lower on the day, and little changed for the week, with the trade starting to develop a sideways pattern. The day ended with ...
01-09-2014 07:24 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Improving domestic wheat quality gives edge to GB’s return to export market
The provisional results of AHDB/HGCA’s annual Cereal Quality Survey 2014 show a general year-on-year improvement in GB wheat quality, leading to a pos...
29-08-2014 04:04 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Shows and Events
World's largest corn dolly measures over 65 feet
A woman from Dorset has just completed what could be the world’s longest corn dolly measuring over 65 feet. The 20metre long intricately woven dol...
29-08-2014 03:57 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Growing hybrid rye as an energy crop
Growth of interest for crops going into the increasing number of Anaerobic Digesters (AD) has been marked over the last two years and is a trend set t...
29-08-2014 01:57 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Protect cereal and rape seed from mites
With disappointing prices for both cereals and oilseed rape this harvest, it may be a season to prolong storage until prices recover. If this is the c...
28-08-2014 10:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
European corn production to rise but wheat exports fall
EU grains closed mostly a little higher on the day, although London wheat was flat to a touch lower, hindered by a larger than normal EU/Black Sea fee...
27-08-2014 10:38 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Russia to discuss wheat for oil swap with Iran
EU grains closed mixed, but mostly lower, with the exception of rapeseed. The "insurance" premium built in prior to the weekend to cover against an es...
27-08-2014 10:33 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
USDA highest corn rating since 1994
Soycomplex Beans closed a little lower, save for front month Sep 14 which continued its spectacular fall from grace. That contract has now fallen a...
27-08-2014 07:02 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Slurry and Irrigation
Soils to be surveyed in the South of England
The British Geological Society has told the NFU that it is carrying out a ‘low density geochemical soil survey of the South of England’ this September...
26-08-2014 11:02 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Asian buyers looking to Black Sea for wheat
Soycomplex Was this the day that the front end premium on beans and meal finally started to capitulate? It could be, after both closed a choppy ses...
25-08-2014 04:12 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat market closes higher across three exchanges
Soycomplex It was a case of "same story, different day" for soybeans, with the front end surging higher on continuing availability (or rather, lack...
25-08-2014 03:52 AM | Arable, Crops, News
Hybrid oilseed rape dominates across Europe
A recent survey of arable farmers, conducted by the Kleffmann Group, reports that 72% of farmers in the UK, nearly 3 in every four, intend to grow hyb...
21-08-2014 09:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Confusion still reigns over Ukraine grain crop
EU grains closed mostly lower, with London and Paris wheat again testing support at GBP120/tonne and EUR170/tonne respectively. At the close of pla...
20-08-2014 10:02 AM | Crops, Market Reports, News, Arable, Cereal
Wheat market closed firmer, although well off the day's highs
Soycomplex Beans closed mostly lower save for the front end, as too did meal. The one point improvement in last night's crop ratings was seen as a ...
20-08-2014 09:56 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
London and Paris wheat 'struggling to keep their heads above water'
EU grains closed mixed, with both London and Paris wheat struggling to keep their heads above water. Support at GBP120/tonne and EUR170/tonne only jus...
20-08-2014 05:49 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Computers to protect crop harvests
Computer scientists are devising new and more efficient ways to spot diseased crops to help boost harvest yields. Researchers are developing image...
19-08-2014 10:25 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
New satellite data will help farmers facing drought
About 60 percent of California is experiencing “exceptional drought,” the U.S. Drought Monitor’s most dire classification. The agency issued the same ...
19-08-2014 09:56 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Brazil to re-instate tariff on wheat imports
Weather "A fundamental shift in weather in the weather is expected this week with increasing heat and humidity in the Midwest and Great Plains. Hea...
19-08-2014 07:59 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Produce, Supermarkets
Co-op announces £5m boost for producers
The Co-operative has announced a £5m boost for British farmers who supply its own-brand fresh meat, poultry and milk. The premiums will go to membe...
19-08-2014 05:18 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Blackgrass leads to 10% jump in plough sales at auction
Sales of ploughs at auction are up 10% on this time last year, according to agricultural and machinery auctioneers Cheffins. At the latest machiner...
Make a small change to organic this September, Soil Association urges
The Soil Association is today launching 2014’s Organic September campaign – the UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic, which takes place in a...
19-08-2014 04:42 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
Guidance on CAP compliance for cereals and oilseeds growers
Defra has released important information on how the new Common Agricultural Policy will be implemented in England, including how the new ‘greening’ re...
19-08-2014 02:12 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
For feed wheat in particular, bad news is stacking up
EU grains closed mostly lower. There wasn't a lot of bullish news around to start the week, as tensions in Ukraine seem to have eased a little over th...
18-08-2014 04:47 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
English wheat area up 19% for this year's harvest
EU grains closed mostly higher, although rapeseed finished in the red, on an uptick in tensions between Ukraine and Russia. At the close of play Nov ...
18-08-2014 04:42 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat market jumps on heightened Russian/Ukraine tensions
Weather "A few showers have developed this morning in Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska, the beginning of stormy period in the Midwest. The atmosphere i...
15-08-2014 06:10 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News
EU member states meet over Russian sanctions
The European Commission held an exchange of views with Member States this morning on the potential impact of the Russian sanctions announced last week...
14-08-2014 06:08 AM | Arable, Bees and Beekeeping, Cereal, Crops, News
Truss announces new details on CAP implementation
Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has today announced further details of what the new CAP greening rules will mean for English farmers, whilst cal...
13-08-2014 12:02 PM | Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News, Arable
Wheat market tanks as USDA puts wheat production higher
Soycomplex Beans closed lower, with the new crop Nov 14 contract hitting lifetime lows following the release of the much anticipated USDA report. T...
13-08-2014 09:54 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
EU grains market report 13 August 2014
EU grains closed mostly lower, with London wheat ending the day within 5 pence of the recent 4-year closing low of GBP122/tonne. Paris wheat finished ...
12-08-2014 10:10 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
2014 UK harvest 'one of the earliest in recent years'
EU grains closed mostly lower to start the week, consolidating ahead of tomorrow's world supply and demand report from the USDA. The day ended with...
12-08-2014 10:07 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
US corn production at record levels; wheat market closes lower
Soycomplex Beans closed lower, save for the thinly traded, highly technical and about to expire Aug 14 contract. Weekly export inspections came in ...
12-08-2014 03:34 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Keep sugar beet crops clean for maximum return this harvest
Sesvanderhave’s trials reflect the good health of sugar beet across the region, and with good prices secured for this harvest year, growers should aim...
11-08-2014 11:39 AM | Arable, Crops, News, Shows and Events
Potato advertising campaign set to drive sales
Mums will be encouraged to trade-up from generic whites to a named potato variety this autumn, as Potato Council embarks on a high profile consumer ad...
11-08-2014 01:22 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
EU grains closed mostly lower on the day
EU grains closed mostly lower on the day, although wheat was generally a little higher for the week. The gains all came earlier in the week on concern...
11-08-2014 01:15 AM | Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News, Arable
US corn crop in record yields
Soycomplex Beans closed mixed, with strong gains nearby, but the ever present weight of a potentially monster US crop around the corner weighing on...
09-08-2014 05:53 AM | News, Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports
Traders debate implications for grain after Russian ban
EU grains closed mixed, but with wheat mostly lower, in light consolidation following yesterday's decent gains. The day finished with Nov 14 London w...
09-08-2014 05:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
USDA likely to increase yield estimate; wheat market reverses trend
Soycomplex Beans closed higher on old crop and a bit lower on the new. Weekly export sales of 94,900 MT for 2013/14 and just over 1 MMT for 2014/15...
09-08-2014 03:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, News, Renewables, Shows and Events
AD Conference focuses on optimising plant productivity
‘Building an AD plant is just the start of operating a productive and profitable facility’ was a key message to delegates from all sectors of the indu...
08-08-2014 03:10 AM | Arable, Cereal, News, Produce, Supermarkets
UK 'not self-sufficient' in food production, NFU warns
Britain would run out of food if it relied only on home-grown produce, the National Farmers' Union have warned. In 2013 the UK was 55 per cent self...
08-08-2014 03:06 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Wheat market closes higher on Russian tensions
Soycomplex Beans closed higher, reversing the overnight trend, on what looks like short-covering ahead of next week's USDA report. "Fresh sabre rat...
08-08-2014 03:01 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Turnaround in wheat market after 4-year lows?
EU grains closed mostly higher on nervousness over a build up of Russian troops on the Ukraine border and continued reports of quality issues with the...
06-08-2014 12:49 PM | Arable, News
Non GN Barleys still leading the way
Non GN barley varieties are the way forward to meet ever increasing distilling demand says leading plant breeders Limagrain UK. Speaking at a recen...
06-08-2014 11:29 AM | Arable, News
Omnia promises to unite precision farming benefits
An award-winning southwest farmer is turning to the new Omnia precision farming system from Hutchinsons in a bid to maximise efficiency across his 1,0...
04-08-2014 11:40 AM | Arable, Crops, News
Strong early growth protects against verticillium wilt yield loss
Oilseed rape producers wishing to protect themselves against the growing threat of yield loss from verticillium wilt should focus on strong early esta...
01-08-2014 01:05 AM | Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News, Arable
4 year lows for London and Paris wheat
EU grains closed mostly lower with Nov 14 London wheat down GBP2.50/tonne at GBP122.10/tonne, Nov 14 Paris wheat was down EUR5.00/tonne to EUR170.50/t...
01-08-2014 00:51 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Brazil weather slows harvesting; wheat market ends higher
Soycomplex Beans closed lower as mid-day weather forecasts re-iterated a welcome rain event for the Midwest next week after a couple of weeks of dr...
31-07-2014 02:13 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Grassland, News
Financial impact of poor grassland management revealed
Figures calculated by Barenbrug UK – a leading supplier of agricultural grass – reveal that farmers who are not reseeding their grassland regularly co...
30-07-2014 09:46 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
EU wheat futures slump to 4-year lows
EU wheat futures slumped to fresh 4-year lows on harvest pressure and rising production estimates coming out of Russia and Ukraine. The day ended w...
30-07-2014 09:42 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Market Reports, News
Confidence high over US corn record
Soycomplex Beans closed lower as the latest weather forecasts for the Midwest adopted a wetter outlook for the beginning of August, the key month f...
30-07-2014 02:44 AM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Finance, News
Investment in rural economy to rise as UK sees positive growth
Employment and investment will rise next year as the rural economy continues to benefit from a more positive UK economy, according to a survey by the ...
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